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Creative Writing, Associate in Fine Arts

Effective Spring, 2017

This curriculum is designed for students who wish to hone their skills in the field of creative writing.  Students will develop their craft in fundamental and advanced level courses necessary to become competent practitioners, ultimately pursuing concentrations in poetry, play/screenwriting, memoir or short story writing.  This program serves students who are firmly committed to pursuing careers in which creative writing is the foundational element.  While students in English courses utilize literacy artifacts as occasions to exercise critical thought, students pursuing this degree concern themselves with the production of literacy artifact itself, a related but very different enterprise.

Program Options

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Consistently produce prose and poetry in a manner reflecting rigorous knowledge of central concepts and methods of execution.
  • Critically discuss various literacy traditions and authors as to more insightfully envision, contextualize, and create their own contributions.
  • Constructively provide and receive critique of projects in small and large group settings in order to improve work and appreciate artistry as both a collective and individualistic enterprise.
  • Utilize interdisciplinary knowledge (learned in general education courses and electives) to cultivate meaningful enterprise.
  • Insightfully discuss and productively utilize concepts and procedures involved in revision.
  • Utilize technology to research writers, artistic traditions, literary forums, productions, publications and other relevant topics of inquiry.
  • Demonstrate understanding of skills learned in course work via a comprehensive portfolio.

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First Semester (16-17 credits)

CoursesCredits
ENG 100 - English Composition I3
Electives
Any transferable Quantitative Reasoning (QR) designated MAT course (MAT 120 or higher) (3-4 credits)
Any transferable Scientific Inquiry (SI) designated BIO, CHE, ESS or PHY course (4 credits)
Any transferable Diversity and Social Justice (DJ) designated 100-level HIS course (3 credits)
Any transferable Oral Communication (OC) designated COMM course (3 credits)

Second Semester (15 credits)

CoursesCredits
ENG 112 - English Composition II: Writing About Literature3
ENG 205 - Creative Writing: Introduction3
Electives
Any transferable Information Technology (TC) designated course (DPR 100 or DPR 101 recommended) (3 credits)
Any transferable Diversity and Social Justice (DJ) designated 100-level HIS course (3 credits)
Any transferable Global Understanding (GU) designated Social Science course (3 credits)
Notes



ENG Elective (see list below)

Third Semester (15 credits)

Electives
ENG 206/207/208/209 (Pick one genre) (3 credits)
ENG 220/221/230/231/240/241 (survey) (3 credits)
ENG Elective (see list below) (3 credits)
Any transferable Global Understanding (GU) designated Social Science course (3 credits)
Humanities Elective (recommended foreign language) (3-4 credits)
Notes

NOTE: ENG 206: Creative Non-Fiction and Memoir; ENG 207: Playwriting; ENG 208: Short Fiction; ENG 209: Poetry

NOTE: ENG 220: British Literature I; ENG 221: British Literature II; ENG 230: American Literature I; ENG 231: American Literature II; ENG 240: World Literature I; ENG 241: World Literature II

Fourth Semester (15-16 credits)

Electives
ENG 206/207/208/209 (Pick second genre) (3 credits)
ENG 206/207/208/209 (Pick third genre) (3 credits)
ENG 220/221/230/231/240/241 (survey) (3 credits)
Humanities Elective (recommended foreign language) (3-4 credits)
Open Elective (3 credits)
Notes

NOTE: The English elective above may include the fourth genre course, an additional literature survey course, ENG 115: Research for English majors, ENG 130: Fundamentals of Journalism I, or any of the multicultural literature classes offered on a rotating basis

Total Credits: 61-63